Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Emergency - 703-573-5679 Detox - 703-502-7000 (24/7)

TTY 711

8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22031

Daryl Washington,
Executive Director

A Safe Space to Dig Deep: Mental Health and Wellness in the Black Community - June 30, 2020

6/30/2020 6:00 pm to 6/30/2020 7:30 pm

Event Description

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Join us for the first in a series of community discussions about mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health within the black community. We will dig deeper into conversations that address the conditions of COVID-19, inequity, racism, trauma, stigma, and other factors that significantly impact the well-being of our Black community. We will also discuss what we can do, individually and collectively, to bring about meaningful and long overdue change to improve outcomes in the lives of our black community.

The June 30 session will provide a historical and contemporary overview of how racial trauma and stigma impact the mental health and wellness of the Black community.

Please join us on Tuesday, June 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. online via GoToWebinar; register to attend. All are invited to attend.

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Otis Williams III, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor
Dept. of Counseling
Bowie State University

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Randl Dent, Ph.D.
Health Equity Scholar
Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity
George Washington University

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Moderated by
Brian Anderson, LPC, CSAC
Reston Behavioral Health Outpatient Program Manager
Fairfax-Falls Church CSB

Presented by Fairfax County Government agencies – Neighborhood and Community Services, Health Department, Department of Family Services, and Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board – in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.

Send your questions in advance to CSBCommunications@fairfaxcounty.gov.


Contact for news media inquiries: Lisa Flowers, Communications Director, 571-474-5435 (cell) or 703-324-7006 (office).

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